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Iowa Hog Inventory at All-Time High
Iowa Ag Connection - 06/26/2020

On June 1, 2020, there were 25.2 million hogs and pigs on Iowa farms, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service -- Hogs and Pigs report. Inventory is up 5% from the previous year and is an all-time record high inventory.

The March-May 2020 quarterly pig crop was 5.81 million head, down 1% from the previous quarter and 4% below last year. A total of 510,000 sows farrowed during this quarter. The average pigs saved per litter was 11.40 for the quarter.

As of June 1, producers planned to farrow 520,000 sows and gilts in the June-August 2020 quarter and 510,000 head during the September-November 2020 quarter.

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